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Finland Women's National Football Team

Finland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Helmarit (the Boreal Owls)[1]
AssociationFootball Association
of Finland

(Suomen Palloliitto)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachAnna Signeul
CaptainTinja-Riikka Korpela
Most capsLaura Österberg Kalmari (130)
Anna Westerlund (130)
Top scorerLinda Sällström (48)
FIFA codeFIN
FIFA ranking
Current 25 Increase 5 (18 December 2020)[2]
Highest14 (September 2005)
Lowest32 (March 2019)
First international
 Finland 0-0 Sweden 
(Mariehamn, 25 August 1973)
Biggest win
 Finland 7-0 Armenia 
(Helsinki, 21 November 2009)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 9-0 Finland 
(Vejen, 26 July 1975)
UEFA Women's Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2005)
Best resultSemifinals (2005)

The Finland women's national football team, also known as nickname The Boreal Owls (Finnish: Helmarit),[1] represents Finland in international women's football. The team, controlled by the Football Association of Finland (SPL/FBF), reached the semi-finals of the 2005 European Championship, surprising the female football world having drawn with Sweden and beaten Denmark. Finland hosted the 2009 EC finals.[3]

The Finnish team now has a few players that are considered to be among the best in the female football, such as Laura Österberg Kalmari, Sanna Valkonen and Anne Mäkinen.

As of March 2017, the team is ranked 28th in the FIFA world ranking. This is the lowest status since the ranking started in 2003. From 2004 to 2010 the typical ranking was #16.[4]

History

Main article: History of the Finland women's national football team

The beginning

The Finland women's national football team played its first international match...

Team image

Nicknames

The Finland women's national football team has been known or nicknamed as the "Helmarit (the Boreal Owls)"[1].

Results and fixtures

Main article: Finland women's national football team results

  • The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Legend

2020

8 March Cyprus Women's Cup Croatia  3-2  Finland Larnaca, Cyprus
13:00
Report
Stadium: AEK Arena
11 March Cyprus Women's Cup Finland  4-2  Slovakia Larnaca, Cyprus
15:30
Report
Stadium: GSZ Stadium
1 December Euro 2022 qualifying Scotland  0-1  Finland Edinburgh, Scotland
20:30 (19:30 GMT) Report
Stadium: Easter Road
Referee: Katalin Kulcsár (Hungary)

2021

19 February Euro 2022 qualifying Finland  1-0  Portugal Helsinki, Finland
17:15 (18:15 EET) Sällström Goal 90+3 Report Stadium: Bolt Arena
Attendance: 0
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
23 February Euro 2022 qualifying Cyprus  0-5  Finland Larnaca, Cyprus
18:00 (19:00 EET) Report
Stadium: AEK Arena - Georgios Karapatakis
Attendance: 0
Referee: Rebecca Welch (England)

Coaching staff

Current coaching staff

As of February 2021

Manager history

Main article: List of Finland women's national football team managers

Correct as of 20 February 2021

Tenure Coach Record
G W D L Win %
1973-77 Finland Juhani Nirkkonen 12 1 1 10 008.33
1978 Finland Simo Syrjävaara 3 1 1 1 033.33
1979-89 Finland Kaj Österberg 44 13 12 19 029.55
1989-92 Finland Jyrki Nieminen 24 3 4 17 012.50
1993-96 Finland Nils Suomalainen 24 4 5 15 016.67
1996-00 Finland Reima Kokko 46 11 3 32 023.91
2001-09 Finland Michael Käld 107 35 22 50 032.71
2010-16 Sweden Andrée Jeglertz 76 27 13 36 035.53
2017 Finland Marko Saloranta 6 2 0 4 033.33
2017-present Sweden Anna Signeul 12 4 4 4 033.33

Players

Current squad

  • The following players were called up for the match against Portugal and Cyprus on 19 and 23 February 2021 respectively.[5]
  • Caps and goals accurate up to 27 October 2020.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Paula Myllyoja (1984-05-20) 20 May 1984 (age 36) 2 0 Italy Pink Bari
12 1GK Anna Tamminen (1994-10-30) 30 October 1994 (age 26) 5 0 Sweden Hammarby IF
23 1GK Tinja-Riikka Korpela (1986-05-05) 5 May 1986 (age 34) 91 0 England Everton

2 2DF Elli Pikkujämsä (1999-10-24) 24 October 1999 (age 21) 2 0 Sweden KIF Örebro
3 2DF Tuija Hyyrynen (1988-03-10) 10 March 1988 (age 32) 109 2 Italy Juventus
5 2DF Emma Koivisto (1994-09-25) 25 September 1994 (age 26) 54 2 England Brighton & Hove Albion
6 2DF Anna Auvinen (1987-03-02) 2 March 1987 (age 33) 16 0 Italy Inter Milan
15 2DF Natalia Kuikka (1995-12-01) 1 December 1995 (age 25) 51 3 United States Portland Thorns
16 2DF Anna Westerlund (1989-04-09) 9 April 1989 (age 31) 127 4 Finland Åland United
2DF Eva Nyström (1999-11-29) 29 November 1999 (age 21) 0 0 Sweden Hammarby IF

4 3MF Ria Öling (1994-09-15) 15 September 1994 (age 26) 39 6 Sweden Rosengård
8 3MF Olga Ahtinen (1997-08-15) 15 August 1997 (age 23) 30 3 Sweden Linköpings
10 3MF Emmi Alanen (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 29) 76 19 Sweden Växjö
11 3MF Nora Heroum (1994-07-20) 20 July 1994 (age 26) 72 1 England Brighton & Hove Albion
19 3MF Kaisa Collin (1997-04-16) 16 April 1997 (age 23) 21 2 Sweden Eskilstuna United
20 3MF Eveliina Summanen (1998-05-29) 29 May 1998 (age 22) 20 2 Sweden Kristianstad
21 3MF Iina Salmi (1994-10-12) 12 October 1994 (age 26) 11 1 Spain Valencia
3MF Julia Tunturi (1996-04-25) 25 April 1996 (age 24) 25 0 Sweden Vittsjö

7 4FW Adelina Engman (1994-10-11) 11 October 1994 (age 26) 68 7 France Montpellier
9 4FW Juliette Kemppi (1994-05-14) 14 May 1994 (age 26) 52 4 England London City Lionesses
13 4FW Jenny Danielsson (1994-08-30) 30 August 1994 (age 26) 26 6 Sweden AIK
14 4FW Amanda Rantanen (1999-05-11) 11 May 1999 (age 21) 1 1 Finland PK-35
17 4FW Sanni Franssi (1995-03-19) 19 March 1995 (age 25) 38 2 Spain Real Sociedad
18 4FW Linda Sällström (1988-07-13) 13 July 1988 (age 32) 103 46 France Paris FC
22 4FW Jutta Rantala (1999-11-11) 11 November 1999 (age 21) 1 1 Sweden Kristianstad

Recent call ups

  • The following players have been called up to a Finland squad in the past 12 months.
Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Milla-Maj Majasaari (1999-10-15) 15 October 1999 (age 21) 0 0 Sweden AIK vs. Scotland on 27 October 2020

DF Nea Lehtola (1998-10-24) 24 October 1998 (age 22) 1 0 Finland HJK 2020 Cyprus Women's Cup

MF Linda Nyman (1994-01-21) 21 January 1994 (age 27) 6 0 Spain Logroño 2020 Cyprus Women's Cup
MF Essi Sainio (1986-09-09) 9 September 1986 (age 34) 48 3 Finland HJK vs. Scotland on 27 October 2020

FW Heidi Kollanen (1997-06-06) 6 June 1997 (age 23) 10 2 Sweden KIF Örebro 2020 Cyprus Women's Cup

Records

Main article: List of Finland women's international footballers

  • Active players in bold, statistics correct as of 2020.

Competitive record

FIFA Women's World Cup

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Year Result
China 1991 Did not qualify
Sweden 1995
United States 1999
United States 2003
China 2007
Germany 2011
Canada 2015
France 2019
AustraliaNew Zealand 2023 To be determined
Total 0/9

UEFA Women's Championship

Main article: Finland at the UEFA Women's Championship

UEFA Women's Championship record
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
1984 Did not qualify
Norway 1987
West Germany 1989
Denmark 1991
Italy 1993
Germany 1995
Norway Sweden 1997
Germany 2001
England 2005 Semifinals 4 1 1 2 5 8 -3
Finland 2009 Quarterfinals 4 2 0 2 5 5 ±0
Sweden 2013 Group stage 3 0 2 1 1 6 -5
Netherlands 2017 Did not qualify
England 2022 Qualified
Total 3/11 11 3 3 5 11 19 -8

Algarve Cup

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The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Portugal 1994 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 1995 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 1996 did not enter
Portugal 1997 did not enter
Portugal 1998 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 1999 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2000 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2001 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2002 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2003 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2004 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2005 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2006 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2007 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2008 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2009 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2010 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2011 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2012 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2013 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2014 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2015 _ 0 0 0 0 0 0
Portugal 2016 did not enter
Portugal 2017 did not enter
Portugal 2018 did not enter
Total 11/25 0 0 0 0 0 0

Cyprus Women's Cup

Cyprus Women's Cup record
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
2012 7th place 4 1 1 2 6 7 -1
2013 7th place 4 1 1 2 5 6 -1
2014 12th place 4 0 1 3 1 8 -7
2015 9th place 4 1 1 2 3 7 -4
2016 8th place 4 0 1 3 3 8 -5
2018 11th place 4 1 1 2 4 7 -3
2019 9th place 4 1 1 2 3 6 -3
2020 Runners-up 3 1 1 1 7 6 -3
Total 24 6 8 17 22 43 -21

Nordic Football Championship

Women's Nordic Football Championship record
Year Result GP W D L GF GA GD
Finland 1974 Third place 2 0 0 2 0 6 -6
Denmark 1975 Third place 2 0 0 2 0 13 -13
Sweden 1976 Third place 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4
Finland 1977 Third place 2 0 0 2 0 5 -5
Denmark 1978 Third place 3 1 1 1 1 4 -3
Norway 1979 Third place 3 1 1 1 2 5 -3
Sweden 1980 Fourth place 3 0 2 1 1 8 -7
Finland 1981 Runners-up 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1
Denmark 1982 Fourth place 3 0 1 2 1 6 -5
Total 9/9 23 3 6 14 9 56 -47

See also

National teams
Women's
Men's

References

  1. ^ a b c "Helmarit nimetty MM-karsinta-avaukseen Serbiaa vastaan" (in Finnish). Football Association of Finland. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 18 December 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Women's Euro 2009 in Finland". Embassy of Finland. 2009. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Finland". FIFA. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Helmarit nimetty Portugali - ja Kypros-otteluihin" (in Finnish). Suomen Palloliitto. Retrieved 2021.

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